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Mugello test proposd for 1000cc test debut

Dorna is keen to give teams plenty of time to prepare for the 2012 season when MotoGP returns to 1000cc.
It has been further confirmed that preparations for the return to 1000cc machinery in MotoGP next season are set to get underway with a proposed test outing at Mugello in July.

In a previous interview with, Yamaha Motor Racing managing director Lin Jarvis revealed that the 1000cc Yamaha would first be ridden by the factory's grand prix riders at a test after the Italian Grand Prix.

That could only mean an official test, and Gazetta dello Sport has now confirmed that the Mugello test will be open to all contracted MotoGP riders - giving them the chance to sample 1000cc machines before they are re-introduced for the 2012 season.

A second test at Brno is also likely to be scheduled in, with the newspaper speculating that the teams are more likely to be open to an additional 1000cc test, rather than continuing to develop the outgoing 800cc models for just a few more races.

The test is also likely to be opened up to potential new entries, most notably Suter, which gave its BMW-engined effort a shakedown last year.

Tagged as: Mugello , 1000cc

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March 10, 2011 10:49 AM

@Just a racing fan - totally agree The absolute performance of a bike doesn't really matter as long as they're reasonably fast. what counts is that the bike allows the rider to express themselves and is cheap enough to lead to full grids. Also that all riders have the same equipment and that there are NO electronics. I am sick of races being won by little men in the pits with laptops. I am also beginning to think that the best size for a racing bike is 600cc, last year Moto2 and WSS were always absolutely stunning whereas MotoGP and WSBK were occasionally good (too many electronics?)

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